It seems that the internet is determined to both inspire us and make us cry this week. This weekend, while other people were watching horse races and taking tequila shots, Chris Rumble, a 22-year-old leukemia patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital was filming his fellow patients (as well as a few nurses and administrators) lip-syncing the words to Kelly Clarkson‘s “Stronger.” Rumble then edited it together into a powerful demonstration of what it means to be a survivor in the face of cancer. Get a tissue, y’all.
Already, parents and friends have taken to YouTube to support the individuals in the videos–a pleasant break from the typical trolling and general horribleness that plagues the site’s comments section. Here’s one:
My daughter is the girl holding the FIGHTER sign in the chorus. Thank you Chris Rumble for inviting her to join in the fun of filming this video. It was a blast! This piece shows the strength, determination, and perseverance of kids who fight cancer, as well as the love of those who care for them. Blessings and aloha to the doctors and nurses at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance wing of Seattle Children’s. To the patients and parents here, like family to us: keep your faces toward the sun.
Watch the video for yourself–but make sure you’re ready to tear up.